• Majority of Citizen Panelists Oppose Measure 90

    20 panelists gathered in Salem to hear from proponents and opponents of Measure 90, which would change Oregon’s primary elections process.

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  • Panelists begin Measure 92 Review

    Panelists gathered on Thursday to begin their review of Measure 92, which would require labeling of genetically-modified foods.

    They’ll be hearing from campaigns for and against the measure and working together to develop information voters can trust before announcing their recommendations on Sunday.


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    The Citizens’ Initiative Review won the International Association for Public Participation’s North American and International Project of the Year awards in 2013.

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Read the results of the 2012 Citizens’ Initiative Reviews on Measure 82 and Measure 85, which were published in the Oregon Voters’ Pamphlet.

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Citizen Panel Releases Measure 90 Findings: Majority Oppose

Late Wednesday evening, a cross-section of Oregon voters concluded their three-and-a-half day review of Ballot Measure 90, which would change Oregon’s primary elections process, and released their findings and recommendations.… more »


Citizen panel opposes top-two ballot measure

KTVZ|The Associated Press August 21, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A panel chosen for a citizen-level review of ballot measures isn’t persuaded that Oregon should ditch its partisan primaries and … more »


Citizen review panel opposes Oregon’s top-two ballot measures

Daily Reporter, Greenfield Indiana|The Associated Press August 21, 2014

SALEM, Oregon — A panel chosen for a citizen-level review of ballot measures isn’t persuaded that Oregon should ditch its partisan … more »


Citizen panel weighs in against top-two primary

When Edna Campbell of Jefferson joined 19 other voters for a study this week, she had a definite opinion on Measure 90, which would change Oregon’s 110-year-old primary election system.… more »